Archive for the ‘Presidential election’ Category

Cruz’s Relentless Mendacity


By John Feehery

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(This originally appeared in The Hill)

“Mendacity” is the first word in Ted Cruz’s new book.

How appropriate! If there is one word that sums up the senator’s short political career, it’s that one.

As the saying goes, “ You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” (more…)

Best Two Arguments for Kasich


By John Feehery

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(This originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank)

John Kasich is perhaps the most intriguing candidate to throw his hat into the 2016 GOP ring.

Unfortunately for him, he is also the last one.

Most Americans aren’t familiar with Mr. Kasich, even though he is governor of a key swing state and for years hosted a television show on Fox. (more…)

Who Is Man Enough To Destroy ISIS?


By John Feehery

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Who is man enough to destroy ISIS?

That might not be the top campaign issue of the Presidential election cycle, but it should be.

If you don’t agree, read the New York Times Magazine piece on ISIS and Christians in the Middle East or watch the Frontline story.

ISIS is a strategic threat to the United States. It is a moral threat to the world. It is fundamental challenge to Western Civilization. (more…)

A Latter-Day Joe McCarthy


By John Feehery

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(This originally appeared in The Hill)

“Senator; you’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

In the summer months of 1954, 80 million Americans, transfixed, watched live the deliberations of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, as it watched Joe McCarthy wage war against the U.S. Army.

When a lawyer representing the Army, Joseph Welch, posed that question to the Wisconsin Republican, it proved to be a critical turning point in American history. (more…)

Two Iconic Women


By John Feehery

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Two iconic women almost crossed paths in the Nation’s Capital yesterday.

One represents the future. The other represents the past.

One wouldn’t be caught dead in a pantsuit. The other wears nothing but. (more…)


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